Favorable Decisions

September 2022
Security Clearance Victory
US Department of Defense, Consolidated Adjudications Service
Guideline F Financial Considerations
Arlington, VA

Attorney Alan Edmunds and the Security Clearance Law experts at the Edmunds Law Firm recently scored a win for a client in danger of losing her security clearance because of debts, including tens of thousands of dollars in student loans.

Under Guideline F, the government may take into consideration a person’s financial health when determining whether they are a security risk. 

Unfortunately, some employees in the defense sector are just as heavily burdened by student loan debt as other Americans across all walks of life.

In fact, one 2017 study estimated that 40 percent of student loan borrowers in the US would end up in default by the year 2023. Every year, one million Americans default on their student loans, according to the US Department of Education.

Edmunds’ client was not alone in her student loan woes, nor was she alone in her battle with the government over her security clearance since she retained the Edmunds Law Firm.

With over 40 years’ experience, Edmunds Law Firm is America’s premiere Security Clearance law firm, with offices in five states and the Washington, D.C. area. The firm also has a global presence, representing clients in over 30 countries.

Attorney Edmunds and his staff of experts got to work on behalf of their client and, using the Whole Person Concept, showed in a hearing that their client was making a good-faith effort to address her student loan default, and that she was not a security risk.

If you receive a Statement of Reasons, or SOR, for financial reasons, do not give up. Call the Edmunds Law firm at 1-800-481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com and connect with the Edmunds Law Firm and get the representation you deserve.

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September 2022
Security Clearance Victory
US Department of Defense, Consolidated Adjudications Service
Guideline E Personal Conduct; Guideline G Alcohol Consumption; Guideline I Psychological Conditions
Arlington, VA

For workers and military members with security clearances, receiving a Statement of Reasons for denial of security clearance is a nerve-wracking experience. But sometimes, having the right attorney can help end the matter without a hearing.

Attorney Alan Edmunds and his staff of security clearance experts at the Edmunds Law Firm recently helped a federal employee — who is also a decorated combat veteran of the US. Marine Corps — keep his security clearance after allegations of mental illness and alcohol abuse threatened to derail his career.

The lives of American servicemembers are not always easy, especially when battlefield traumas and stresses lead to mental issues such as PTSD. Often, veterans sometimes turn to alcohol to self-medicate when they feel there is not any other support.

For Attorney Edmunds’ client, even after he left the military and got medical help for PTSD and drinking, the Government issued a Statement of Reasons for guidelines E, G and I.

That when he turned to the nation’s top Security Clearance law firm.

Mr. Edmunds and his expert staff of dedicated professionals got to work on behalf of their client. Mr. Edmunds and his associates used the Whole Person Concept to show that past traumas and abuses do not define a person’s present or future and do no not mean a person is a security risk.

The government deliberated and agreed, deciding to let the matter drop without a hearing.

Many people — including those who served their nation in the military — have suffered mental anguish and turned to alcohol or drugs to cope when nobody else would help. If you receive an SOR from your employer, call the Edmunds Law firm at 1-800-481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com and connect with the Edmunds Law Firm, where helping those who serve our nation is our highest honor.

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September 2022
Security Clearance Victory – Supplemental Information Request
US Department of Defense, Consolidated Adjudications Service
Guideline E Personal Conduct; Guideline F Financial Considerations
Arlington, VA

Attorney Alan Edmunds and his staff at the Edmunds Law Firm — America’s premiere Security Clearance law firm — recently assisted a client though a Supplemental Information Request, with favorable results.

The client received a Supplemental Information Response after an altercation with a family member turned physical, and a bad debt by a former spouse raised questions about his fitness for a security clearance.

After a night out, a heated argument with a sibling ended with someone receiving a minor injury by accident, and with Edmunds’ client charged with two misdemeanors. Eventually, everyone cooled off and the charges were dismissed pending completion of anger management.

At the same time, a bad debt linked to a former spouse also popped up on the client’s record.

Under Guidelines E and F, the government considered stripping the client of his security clearance.

You may not be able to choose your family, but you can choose your attorney. That’s why this client chose the Edmunds Law Firm — America’s premiere Security Clearance law firm — to represent him.

Mr. Edmunds and his expert staff of dedicated professionals got to work on behalf of their client. Mr. Edmunds and his associates used the Whole Person Concept to show that past indiscretions or old debts from a previous spouse do not define a person and does not make them security risk.

The government agreed and decided to not proceed with stripping Attorney Edmunds’ client of his security clearance.

The opening line of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina said, “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” The Edmunds Law Firm may not be able to help you solve family issues, but we are here to help you solve Security Clearance problems.

Call the Edmunds Law Firm at 1-800-481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com   for more information.

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August 2022
Favorable Decision on Discharge Upgrade for Army Vet
Department of the Army
Army Review Boards Agency
Arlington, VA

Being a soldier is a stressful, exhausting and often thankless job, but American soldiers serve the people of their nation without asking for much in return. When a soldier is unfairly discharged under dishonorable conditions, it can mean that a veteran may not receive the benefits he or she has earned through years of dedicated service.

That’s wrong, and that’s why Attorney Alan Edmunds is honored to fight for veterans to get the rewards they deserve.

Mr. Edmunds and his staff at the Edmunds Law Firm — the nation’s top Military Discharge and Security Clearance law experts — successfully fought to have one Army veteran’s discharge upgraded from dishonorable to honorable.

The Army discharged the client for being absent without leave on one occasion, despite the fact the soldier had served for years without incident and was diagnosed by Army doctors with serious stress-related heath issues.

The firm’s staff of military law professionals took on the Army and argued that a single incident, potentially linked to an illness caused by the stress that soldiers often endure, did not warrant an other-than-honorable discharge.

A board of five US Army personnel agreed unanimously after Mr. Edmunds argued for his client during a hearing.

Being a soldier is hard, and sadly, sometimes the military fails to protect those who protect us.

That’s why Alan Edmunds and the professionals at the Edmunds Law Firm are ready to fight for those who have given so much for their nation.

If you were discharged from the military due to alleged misconduct that can be traced to PTSD or other mental health issues, you may have options. Don’t let a negative military discharge prevent you from getting the benefits you’ve earned. Call the Edmunds Law Firm at 1-800-481-2526 or learn more at www.nationalsecurityclearances.com.

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August 2022
Security Clearance Victory
US Department Interior
Guideline F: Financial Considerations
Denver

Attorney Alan Edmunds and his staff of security clearance experts at the Edmunds Law Firm successfully helped a federal job applicant obtain a clearance after unpaid homeowner’s association fees threatened to derail it.

HOA horror stories are a common thing, but for one respected medical expert who had dedicated her career to serving the health of the nation’s veterans, her HOA horror story could have disqualified her from obtaining a security clearance.

Under Guideline F, the government may deny or rescind a security clearance if a person’s debts or financial conduct indicate they lack self-control or lack good judgment.

Unfortunately, due to the stress this health professional faced during the COVID-19 Pandemic and a protracted divorce, HOA fees were overlooked, spurring the HOA to request a lien on her property. It was an oversight during a very hectic and stressful time for all Americans, but it was enough to raise red flags on her security clearance application.

The client called the Law Offices of Alan Edmunds. The Edmunds law firm is the nation’s premier law firm specializing in national security clearance law, with a global presence.

Mr. Edmunds and his expert staff of dedicated professionals got to work on behalf of their client. Mr. Edmunds successfully argued that the HOA debt in question was a mere oversight on the part of his client, that the obligation had been satisfied and that the incident in no way reflected on his client’s character. The government agreed and granted the client her security clearance, allowing her to continue protecting her fellow citizens’ health during a global pandemic.

Don’t let a simple financial oversight wreck your chances of advancing in your career. Call the Edmunds Law firm at 1-800-481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com to connect with Attorney Alan Edmunds and his staff.

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August 2022
Security Clearance Victory
Department of Defense, Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Guideline H: Drug Involvement and Substance Misuse
Woodland Hills, CA

Attorney Alan Edmunds and his staff of security clearance experts at the Edmunds Law Firm scored another win for a client at risk of having his security clearance rescinded for a youthful indiscretion over forty years in the past.

In 1982, Fast Times at Ridgemont High was a hit movie that chronicled the coming of age of teenagers in in America in the early 80s. “Hair Bands” filled the airwaves with power ballads, and MTV was just beginning to transform mass media. Like a lot of teens and young adults in 1982, Mr. Edmunds’ client experimented with marijuana a few times before deciding he didn’t care for it, but not before a rock concert outing with a group of friends ended in an arrest for possession.

After that, the client pled no contest, paid a fine, concluded marijuana was not compatible with his life goals. He never thought about touching marijuana again for 40 years.

The client was pretty shocked when 40 years later he got the news that the government was considering revoking his security clearance. The government’s Statement of Reasons — SOR — stated it was because of marijuana usage 40 years earlier and the 1982 arrest.

Under Guideline H, the government can deny or rescind a security clearance for use of controlled substances, even if that use occurred decades ago. For those in the defense industry, denial or loss of a security credential can mean loss of their job and livelihood.

That’s when the client hired the Edmunds Law Firm, the nation’s top security clearance law firm. Led by attorney Alan Edmunds, the expert staff at Edmunds Law Firm have a proven, 40-year track record of helping clients obtain and keep their security clearances.

Mr. Edmunds and his staff were able to prove to the government that their client’s handful of experiments with marijuana back in the days of parachute pants and Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” did not brand him a security risk today. The government agreed.

If you have or are seeking a security clearance, don’t let the past threaten your present or future; Call the security clearance law experts at the Edmunds Law Firm and let them put their 40 years of expertise to work for you. Call the Edmunds Law firm at 1-800-481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com to connect with Attorney Alan Edmunds and his staff.

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August 2022
Security Clearance Victory
US Department Energy
Guideline H: Drug Involvement and Substance Misuse
Idaho Falls, Idaho

Attorney Alan Edmunds and his staff of security clearance experts at the Edmunds Law Firm scored another win for a client at risk of having his security clearance denied for use of legal hemp products.

While the laws surrounding the use of hemp, marijuana and its active ingredient, Delta 9 THC, have changed drastically at both state and federal levels in the last several years, the use of such products — even legal ones — is still fraught with dangers for those whose jobs depend on having a security clearance.

Under Guideline H, the use of hemp products that are fully legal at both state and federal levels could derail a person’s attempts to obtain a clearance and advance in his or her career.

That’s what happened to one federal job applicant when he admitted he tried fighting insomnia by consuming a hemp-derived gummy that contained CBD — a product that was fully legal under both federal and state laws.

That’s when he sought out the assistance of the Edmunds Law Firm, the nation’s top security clearance law firm. Headed by attorney Alan Edmunds, the expert staff at Edmunds Law Firm have a proven, 40-year track record of helping clients obtain and keep their security clearances, even in difficult situations.

Mr. Edmunds and his staff quickly got to work and proved to the government’s satisfaction that their client had used a fully legal product that did not contain intoxicating substances, and that the client’s use of that product did not brand him a security risk.

With state and federal laws about illegal substances often being contradictory, those whose jobs depend on security clearances need to be especially careful about what medical treatments they choose. If, in this rapidly changing legal landscape you find yourself facing the potential loss of your security clearance, don’t gamble with your future: call the security clearance law experts at the Edmunds Law Firm and let them put their 40 years of expertise to work for you.

Call the Edmunds Law firm at 1-800-481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com to connect with Attorney Alan Edmunds and his staff.

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2022
Security Clearance Victory
Department of Defense, Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Guideline F: Financial Considerations
Woodland Hills, CA

America’s leading Security Clearance litigator, Alan Edmunds, and his team of professionals at the nation’s premier security clearance law firm secured another victory for a military officer in danger of losing her security clearance.

Faced with a protracted divorce case, an Army captain suffered financial setbacks while her divorce — including a ruling on who was responsible for debts — was still being litigated. The captain did the right thing and enlisted the help of a successful debt management program to pay her creditors.

Unfortunately, Under Guideline F, the government may consider a person’s financial conduct in deciding to deny or rescind a security clearance. That’s exactly what happened when the client received a Statement of Reasons, or SOR, from the government.

On top of the stress of a divorce, the client now faced the prospect of losing her security clearance and job posting, further threatening to damage her financial security and that of her two disabled children.

When faced with such a potential loss, the client reached out to the Edmunds Law Firm. The Edmunds Law Firm is the nation’s leading security clearance law firm with offices in California, Texas, Florida, North Carolina and the Washington, D.C. area.

Mr. Edmunds and his staff set to work arguing under the Whole-Person concept that the client’s financial difficulties were not the complete picture of who she was, that she was working to resolve the problems, and was not a risk to the security of the United States.

The government was convinced and did not strip the captain of her security clearance and job.

Financial difficulties can befall even the most hardworking and conscientious people, including those who serve their nation in the armed forces. Don’t let a bad situation get worse by losing your clearance; call the Edmunds Law firm at 1-800-481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com to enlist the help of America’s top national security law firm with 40 years proven experience.

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2022
Security Clearance Victory
Department of Defense, Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Guideline F: Financial Considerations
Arlington, VA

Attorney Alan Edmunds, America’s top security clearance attorney, successfully helped one client fight to keep his security clearance after divorce severely damaged the client’s finances.

Being financially devastated after a divorce, the client soon wound up in bankruptcy court. To make matters worse, the government used those financial difficulties to attempt to strip his security clearance, a move that would have made his financial situation even worse.

Under Guideline F, the government may deny or rescind a person’s security clearance because of financial issues, including those caused by things outside a person’s direct control, like divorce.

According to government statistics, one-third of married couples in America will get a divorce within ten years of marriage, and another study shows that about half of divorced people slide into poverty after their divorces.

Divorces and financial difficulties happen to many people, but that should not mean military and defense industry workers should lose their security clearances.

Mr. Edmunds and his team fought for their client, arguing that under the Whole-Person concept, the government should take into consideration the entire picture of a who a person is, that things like divorce or financial problems can happen to anyone, and they are not necessarily a reason to deny or revoke a security clearance.

In the end, the government agreed and did not rescind the client’s clearance, allowing him to keep his job and continue working to make things right in his financial life.

Sadly, divorces happen and sometimes they damage families financially as much as they do emotionally. Don’t let life’s ups and downs threaten your military career or employment; call the Edmunds Law firm at 1-800-481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com to speak with America’s top security clearance law firm.

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2022
Security Clearance Victory
Department of Defense, Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Guideline F: Financial Considerations
Woodland Hills, CA

America’s leading Security Clearance lawyer, Alan Edmunds, successfully argued on behalf of his client that change happens and that their past is not always the best indicator of who they are today.

For Edmunds’ client, that change happened in the blink of an eye at the age of twenty. An acquaintance was shot and killed by someone else, and Edmunds’ client was charged with homicide. The homicide charge was eventually dropped when it became clear the client did not pull the trigger. With the aid of a criminal defense attorney, she pleaded guilty to a lesser crime and served probation.

During that time, Edmunds’ client got her life together and escaped the cycle of poverty and crime that surrounded her during her youth. She bought a home and lovingly raised her children while earning an engineering degree. She accepted a job at a defense contractor designing fighter jets that serve her nation’s armed forces.

A mistake filling out paperwork led the government to issue a Statement of Reasons, or SOR, stating that her security clearance — and by extension the job she worked hard to get — may be threatened.

The client hired Edmunds Law Firm, America’s top security clearance law firm, to represent her.

Mr. Edmunds and his staff of experts argued that under the Whole Person concept, the government should consider not only the person the client was years ago in her youth, but who she was today.

The government agreed and issued the security clearance.

“On her own initiative, she turned her life around and has become an impressive, well-educated young woman with a brilliant career and life ahead of her,” The judge said. “Overall, the record evidence does not raise any questions or doubts as to Applicant’s present suitability for national security eligibility and a security clearance.”

Change can happen in the blink of an eye, and it also happens over the course of a lifetime. Don’t let your past stand in the way of a bright future when your security clearance is threatened; call the Edmunds Law firm at 1-800-481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com for more information

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August 2022
Favorable Decision on Discharge Upgrade for Army Vet
Department of the Army
Army Review Boards Agency
Arlington, VA

Being a soldier is a stressful, exhausting and often thankless job, but American soldiers serve the people of their nation without asking for much in return. When a soldier is unfairly discharged under dishonorable conditions, it can mean that a veteran may not receive the benefits he or she has earned through years of dedicated service.

That’s wrong, and that’s why Attorney Alan Edmunds is honored to fight for veterans to get the rewards they deserve.

Mr. Edmunds and his staff at the Edmunds Law Firm — the nation’s top Military Discharge and Security Clearance law experts — successfully fought to have one Army veteran’s discharge upgraded from dishonorable to honorable.

The Army discharged the client for being absent without leave on one occasion, despite the fact the soldier had served for years without incident and was diagnosed by Army doctors with serious stress-related heath issues.

The firm’s staff of military law professionals took on the Army and argued that a single incident, potentially linked to an illness caused by the stress that soldiers often endure, did not warrant an other-than-honorable discharge.

A board of five US Army personnel agreed unanimously after Mr. Edmunds argued for his client during a hearing.

Being a soldier is hard, and sadly, sometimes the military fails to protect those who protect us.

That’s why Alan Edmunds and the professionals at the Edmunds Law Firm are ready to fight for those who have given so much for their nation.

If you were discharged from the military due to alleged misconduct that can be traced to PTSD or other mental health issues, you may have options. Don’t let a negative military discharge prevent you from getting the benefits you’ve earned. Call the Edmunds Law Firm at 1-800-481-2526 or learn more at www.nationalsecurityclearances.com.

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August 2022
Security Clearance Victory
US Department Interior
Guideline F: Financial Considerations
Denver

Attorney Alan Edmunds and his staff of security clearance experts at the Edmunds Law Firm successfully helped a federal job applicant obtain a clearance after unpaid homeowner’s association fees threatened to derail it.

HOA horror stories are a common thing, but for one respected medical expert who had dedicated her career to serving the health of the nation’s veterans, her HOA horror story could have disqualified her from obtaining a security clearance.

Under Guideline F, the government may deny or rescind a security clearance if a person’s debts or financial conduct indicate they lack self-control or lack good judgment.

Unfortunately, due to the stress this health professional faced during the COVID-19 Pandemic and a protracted divorce, HOA fees were overlooked, spurring the HOA to request a lien on her property. It was an oversight during a very hectic and stressful time for all Americans, but it was enough to raise red flags on her security clearance application.

The client called the Law Offices of Alan Edmunds. The Edmunds law firm is the nation’s premier law firm specializing in national security clearance law, with a global presence.

Mr. Edmunds and his expert staff of dedicated professionals got to work on behalf of their client. Mr. Edmunds successfully argued that the HOA debt in question was a mere oversight on the part of his client, that the obligation had been satisfied and that the incident in no way reflected on his client’s character. The government agreed and granted the client her security clearance, allowing her to continue protecting her fellow citizens’ health during a global pandemic.

Don’t let a simple financial oversight wreck your chances of advancing in your career. Call the Edmunds Law firm at 1-800-481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com to connect with Attorney Alan Edmunds and his staff.

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August 2022
Security Clearance Victory
Department of Defense, Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Guideline H: Drug Involvement and Substance Misuse
Woodland Hills, CA

Attorney Alan Edmunds and his staff of security clearance experts at the Edmunds Law Firm scored another win for a client at risk of having his security clearance rescinded for a youthful indiscretion over forty years in the past.

In 1982, Fast Times at Ridgemont High was a hit movie that chronicled the coming of age of teenagers in in America in the early 80s. “Hair Bands” filled the airwaves with power ballads, and MTV was just beginning to transform mass media. Like a lot of teens and young adults in 1982, Mr. Edmunds’ client experimented with marijuana a few times before deciding he didn’t care for it, but not before a rock concert outing with a group of friends ended in an arrest for possession.

After that, the client pled no contest, paid a fine, concluded marijuana was not compatible with his life goals. He never thought about touching marijuana again for 40 years.

The client was pretty shocked when 40 years later he got the news that the government was considering revoking his security clearance. The government’s Statement of Reasons — SOR — stated it was because of marijuana usage 40 years earlier and the 1982 arrest.

Under Guideline H, the government can deny or rescind a security clearance for use of controlled substances, even if that use occurred decades ago. For those in the defense industry, denial or loss of a security credential can mean loss of their job and livelihood.

That’s when the client hired the Edmunds Law Firm, the nation’s top security clearance law firm. Led by attorney Alan Edmunds, the expert staff at Edmunds Law Firm have a proven, 40-year track record of helping clients obtain and keep their security clearances.

Mr. Edmunds and his staff were able to prove to the government that their client’s handful of experiments with marijuana back in the days of parachute pants and Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” did not brand him a security risk today. The government agreed.

If you have or are seeking a security clearance, don’t let the past threaten your present or future; Call the security clearance law experts at the Edmunds Law Firm and let them put their 40 years of expertise to work for you. Call the Edmunds Law firm at 1-800-481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com to connect with Attorney Alan Edmunds and his staff.

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August 2022
Security Clearance Victory
US Department Energy
Guideline H: Drug Involvement and Substance Misuse
Idaho Falls, Idaho

Attorney Alan Edmunds and his staff of security clearance experts at the Edmunds Law Firm scored another win for a client at risk of having his security clearance denied for use of legal hemp products.

While the laws surrounding the use of hemp, marijuana and its active ingredient, Delta 9 THC, have changed drastically at both state and federal levels in the last several years, the use of such products — even legal ones — is still fraught with dangers for those whose jobs depend on having a security clearance.

Under Guideline H, the use of hemp products that are fully legal at both state and federal levels could derail a person’s attempts to obtain a clearance and advance in his or her career.

That’s what happened to one federal job applicant when he admitted he tried fighting insomnia by consuming a hemp-derived gummy that contained CBD — a product that was fully legal under both federal and state laws.

That’s when he sought out the assistance of the Edmunds Law Firm, the nation’s top security clearance law firm. Headed by attorney Alan Edmunds, the expert staff at Edmunds Law Firm have a proven, 40-year track record of helping clients obtain and keep their security clearances, even in difficult situations.

Mr. Edmunds and his staff quickly got to work and proved to the government’s satisfaction that their client had used a fully legal product that did not contain intoxicating substances, and that the client’s use of that product did not brand him a security risk.

With state and federal laws about illegal substances often being contradictory, those whose jobs depend on security clearances need to be especially careful about what medical treatments they choose. If, in this rapidly changing legal landscape you find yourself facing the potential loss of your security clearance, don’t gamble with your future: call the security clearance law experts at the Edmunds Law Firm and let them put their 40 years of expertise to work for you.

Call the Edmunds Law firm at 1-800-481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com to connect with Attorney Alan Edmunds and his staff.

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2022
Security Clearance Victory
Department of Defense, Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Guideline F: Financial Considerations
Woodland Hills, CA

America’s leading Security Clearance litigator, Alan Edmunds, and his team of professionals at the nation’s premier security clearance law firm secured another victory for a military officer in danger of losing her security clearance.

Faced with a protracted divorce case, an Army captain suffered financial setbacks while her divorce — including a ruling on who was responsible for debts — was still being litigated. The captain did the right thing and enlisted the help of a successful debt management program to pay her creditors.

Unfortunately, Under Guideline F, the government may consider a person’s financial conduct in deciding to deny or rescind a security clearance. That’s exactly what happened when the client received a Statement of Reasons, or SOR, from the government.

On top of the stress of a divorce, the client now faced the prospect of losing her security clearance and job posting, further threatening to damage her financial security and that of her two disabled children.

When faced with such a potential loss, the client reached out to the Edmunds Law Firm. The Edmunds Law Firm is the nation’s leading security clearance law firm with offices in California, Texas, Florida, North Carolina and the Washington, D.C. area.

Mr. Edmunds and his staff set to work arguing under the Whole-Person concept that the client’s financial difficulties were not the complete picture of who she was, that she was working to resolve the problems, and was not a risk to the security of the United States.

The government was convinced and did not strip the captain of her security clearance and job.

Financial difficulties can befall even the most hardworking and conscientious people, including those who serve their nation in the armed forces. Don’t let a bad situation get worse by losing your clearance; call the Edmunds Law firm at 1-800-481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com to enlist the help of America’s top national security law firm with 40 years proven experience.

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2022
Security Clearance Victory
Department of Defense, Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Guideline F: Financial Considerations
Arlington, VA

Attorney Alan Edmunds, America’s top security clearance attorney, successfully helped one client fight to keep his security clearance after divorce severely damaged the client’s finances.

Being financially devastated after a divorce, the client soon wound up in bankruptcy court. To make matters worse, the government used those financial difficulties to attempt to strip his security clearance, a move that would have made his financial situation even worse.

Under Guideline F, the government may deny or rescind a person’s security clearance because of financial issues, including those caused by things outside a person’s direct control, like divorce.

According to government statistics, one-third of married couples in America will get a divorce within ten years of marriage, and another study shows that about half of divorced people slide into poverty after their divorces.

Divorces and financial difficulties happen to many people, but that should not mean military and defense industry workers should lose their security clearances.

Mr. Edmunds and his team fought for their client, arguing that under the Whole-Person concept, the government should take into consideration the entire picture of a who a person is, that things like divorce or financial problems can happen to anyone, and they are not necessarily a reason to deny or revoke a security clearance.

In the end, the government agreed and did not rescind the client’s clearance, allowing him to keep his job and continue working to make things right in his financial life.

Sadly, divorces happen and sometimes they damage families financially as much as they do emotionally. Don’t let life’s ups and downs threaten your military career or employment; call the Edmunds Law firm at 1-800-481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com to speak with America’s top security clearance law firm.

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2022
Security Clearance Victory
Department of Defense, Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Guideline F: Financial Considerations
Woodland Hills, CA

America’s leading Security Clearance lawyer, Alan Edmunds, successfully argued on behalf of his client that change happens and that their past is not always the best indicator of who they are today.

For Edmunds’ client, that change happened in the blink of an eye at the age of twenty. An acquaintance was shot and killed by someone else, and Edmunds’ client was charged with homicide. The homicide charge was eventually dropped when it became clear the client did not pull the trigger. With the aid of a criminal defense attorney, she pleaded guilty to a lesser crime and served probation.

During that time, Edmunds’ client got her life together and escaped the cycle of poverty and crime that surrounded her during her youth. She bought a home and lovingly raised her children while earning an engineering degree. She accepted a job at a defense contractor designing fighter jets that serve her nation’s armed forces.

A mistake filling out paperwork led the government to issue a Statement of Reasons, or SOR, stating that her security clearance — and by extension the job she worked hard to get — may be threatened.

The client hired Edmunds Law Firm, America’s top security clearance law firm, to represent her.

Mr. Edmunds and his staff of experts argued that under the Whole Person concept, the government should consider not only the person the client was years ago in her youth, but who she was today.

The government agreed and issued the security clearance.

“On her own initiative, she turned her life around and has become an impressive, well-educated young woman with a brilliant career and life ahead of her,” The judge said. “Overall, the record evidence does not raise any questions or doubts as to Applicant’s present suitability for national security eligibility and a security clearance.”

Change can happen in the blink of an eye, and it also happens over the course of a lifetime. Don’t let your past stand in the way of a bright future when your security clearance is threatened; call the Edmunds Law firm at 1-800-481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com for more information

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Favorable Ruling in Response to SOR
Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF)
Guidelines E and F: Personal Conduct and Financial Considerations
Fort Meade, MD
July 2021

Alan Edmunds and his team of Security Clearance attorneys receive Notice of a favorable adjudication following their Response to Statement of Reasons (SOR).  The government accused the Firm’s client of being untruthful on his SF-86 application regarding financial disclosures.  In reality, the client was truthful and simply unaware of debts brought up in the SOR.  The government intended to deny a 14-year veteran of his livelihood simply because he was not a stellar bookkeeper.

Security Clearance expert Alan Edmunds took this challenge head-on.  He submitted evidence showing all his client’s debt had been resolved or is in the process of being resolved.  Attorney Edmunds also argued mitigating factors and examined the Whole Person concept to alleviate the DoD’s concerns.  The government agreed with Mr. Edmunds’s Response and adjudicated in his favor.  Now that the client has been granted Secret Security Clearance, he can continue to serve U.S. National Security interests.

If you need help defending yourself in response to a SOR or any other Security Clearance Issue, contact the experts at (800) 481-2526.  With over 40 years of experience, Alan Edmunds knows exactly what it takes to win.

DOHA Victory
Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA)
Guidelines E and K: Personal Conduct and Handling Protected Information
Arlington, VA
August 2021

Security Clearance Expert Alan Edmunds received notice of a favorable DOHA decision.  The case dealt with a six-year veteran, currently in his 23rd year of DoD contracting, who did not properly secure a secured area.  Over eight years with this daily responsibility, Attorney Edmunds’s client failed to secure a lab properly on four occasions.

These security infractions were the subject of a Statement of Reasons, over which the Firm requested a hearing.  The Edmunds Law Firm argued mitigation factors and provided evidence that the probability of such infractions happening again was quite low.  The Administrative Judge agreed with Attorney Edmunds, acknowledging the client’s counseling, training, and renewed focus on his professional responsibilities.  As a result, the government’s concerns were mitigated, and the client was able to continue his long, loyal career in service to the United States Department of Defense.

The Edmunds Law Firm has been helping clients around the globe for over 40 years.  Active-Duty Military, Contractors, and Federal Employees trust their careers to Alan Edmunds and his team of Security Clearance layers.  Our Firm can help with any phase of the Security Clearance process, from SF86 to Security Clearance Appeals.  Your livelihood is important, so get the best Security issues attorney out there.  Call us at (800) 481-2526 and check out our client reviews at www.nationalsecurityclearances.com.

Response to SOR Victory
Reversal of Negative Preliminary Fitness Determination
United States Department of State
Guidelines B and C: Foreign Influence and Foreign Preference
Washington, D.C.
August 2021

Top Security Clearance attorney Alan Edmunds received Notice of another favorable adjudication from the Department of State.  His client’s security clearance application was initially denied due to Guidelines B – Foreign Influence and C – Foreign Preference.  The Firm’s client in this case was a man who has served the United States from both abroad and stateside.  Although he is a U.S. citizen and has renounced his Iraqi citizenship, the government was concerned about his family that still resided in Iraq and counted on his occasional monetary assistance.

In the Response to Statement of Reasons, the Edmunds Law Firm argued many mitigating factors and the Whole Person Concept.  Over 65 pages of arguments and evidence, the Firm’s leading Security Clearance Attorneys were able to quell the government’s concerns.  Notably, they argued that their client is a devout and loyal citizen who began his service to the United States as soon as he was of age, while still living in Iraq. His familial ties to Iraq were themselves attempting to leave the country whilst residing in a refugee camp due to persecution by ISIS.  Any monetary assistance he sent abroad was to help with medical costs of his beloved family.

The government agreed with this Response, reasoning that the above ties abroad were not enough to deny security clearance.  Thus, the adjudicator determined that the Firm’s client met the contractor employee fitness requirements, making him eligible for employment on Department of State contracts.

The Edmunds Law Firm has been helping clients at home and abroad for over 40 years.  The Firm protects the livelihoods of Active-Duty Military, Contractors, and other Federal Employees.  No argument is too difficult for this team of Security Clearance Experts.  Alan Edmunds can help with any phase of the Security Clearance process, but don’t delay! The earlier you get help in these convoluted matters, the better.  Call us today at (800) 481-2526.

Security Clearance Victory Following Response to SOR
Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA)
Guideline B: Foreign Influence
Arlington, VA
July 2021

The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice of a favorable decision upon appeal over their client’s denied Security Clearance application.  The Statement of Reasons alleged foreign influence concerns based on the client’s parents and siblings, who are citizens and residents of India, and the client’s financial support of his family.  His spouse also has financial interests in India.

Alan Edmunds and his team of top Security Clearance attorneys submitted 191 pages of evidence in support of their client.  Through this evidence, mitigation arguments, and the Whole Person Concept, they were able to show that their client and his wife have substantial assets in the United States, about $5.4 million.  The mere connection with their elderly parents and siblings was not enough to offset the value the Appellant provided the United States Government.

The government was convinced by the written evidence and Attorney Edmunds’ oral argument.  The Administrative Judge agreed that the Applicant’s deep and longstanding relationships and significant financial interests in the United States sufficiently mitigated the foreign influence security concerns raised in the Statement of Reasons.  Therefore, the Applicant’s access to classified information was granted.

The Edmunds Law Firm specializes in Foreign Influence cases. These types of cases continue to rise and Alan Edmunds has over 40 years of experience. The Firm’s victories are reported on the official government website at DOHA.  Call us today at (800) 481-2526 or visit our website at www.nationalsecurityclearances.com for instructional videos and reviews.

Response to Interrogatories
Favorable Decision
Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency
Guideline F: Financial Concerns
Fort Meade, MD
August 2021

The Edmunds Law Firm, known nationwide for its expertise in Security Clearance issues, received a favorable adjudication for their client following a written Response to Interrogatories.  The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency was concerned about the Client’s financial history and requested more information for review.

Attorney Alan Edmunds provided the requested information and argued mitigation factors to alleviate the agency’s concerns. He showed that his Client’s financial problems occurred over a decade ago and have since been resolved.  The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency was persuaded by Attorney Edmunds’s Response.  The facts before the agency convinced them that the Applicant’s financial issues have long passed, and he is now better equipped for financial success going forward.

If you are facing a Security Clearance Issue, Alan Edmunds and his team of Security Clearance attorneys will fight for you and your livelihood. Attorney Edmunds and his team of Security Clearance attorneys are known for their effective presentation of each client as a whole person rather than a mere alleged behavior.  Visit https://nationalsecurityclearances.com for client reviews that echo such success. The Firm has offices across the United States and is eager to tackle your case.  Call (800) 481-2526 for a consultation today!

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Hearing Victory – Access Authorization Granted
National Nuclear Security Administration
Psychological Concerns
Albuquerque, NM
July 2021

Attorney Alan Edmunds, a leading National Security attorney, and his team of Security Clearance Lawyers received Notice of a favorable adjudication following a powerful Hearing appearance in an Appeal to Denied Access Authorization.

Attorney Edmunds offered evidence during the virtual hearing to support his argument and mitigate the government’s concerns.  The mitigation he presented was based in part on the Whole Person concept.  The Firm submitted multiple exhibits prior to the Hearing in a persuasive written brief.  The adjudicator was swayed by the presented evidence and overturned the Client’s initial denial.  With an Access Authorization now granted, the Firm’s Client can again provide for his family and continues in his service supporting United States security interests.

If you have questions or have received a Notice to Revoke, SOR (Statement of Reasons), or other denial of your Security Clearance, call the Edmunds Law Firm immediately at (800) 481-2526.  Visit https://nationalsecurityclearances.com to find case reviews and other helpful information.

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CIA
Guideline B – Foreign Influence

Kirkland, WA
June 2021

When holding a Security Clearance falling in love with someone with foreign roots can be an issue. Marriage is a merger of families and traditions. It often brings people together across different backgrounds culturally and economically.

Our client received a Statement of Reasons listing Guideline B – Foreign Influence as the reason for his clearance revocation. Our client’s wife although now a U.S. Citizen was born in Korea. The client had also received a Fellowship Scholarship from a foreign foundation and spent time overseas. The Client knew seeking legal counsel was the correct choice.

Attorney Edmunds used evidence of a language barrier between our client and his in-laws to prove their relationship was familial at best. Although the client’s in-laws visit occasionally the contact between them continues to be minimal. With the United States and Korea being allies, there was no doubt our client is not a threat to National Security. We were able to mitigate the Government’s concerns and prove that our client’s loyalty lies with the United States.  The Edmunds Law Firm is the leading firm in National Security Clearance cases, with Attorney Edmunds as a Subject Matter Expert in Security Clearance.

Call us today and find out how we can help you!

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Victory From Written Response to SOR
Dept. of State
Veteran Contractor
Personal Conduct and Criminal Conduct
Washington, D.C.
August 2021

The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice of a Favorable Adjudication following submission of a written Response to SOR.  The case involved a third-generation soldier who was falsely accused of Domestic Violence but had never been charged.

After the Client’s arrest in 2015, the prosecutor refused to press charges as he believed the allegations never happened.  Nevertheless, 6 years later, the Client was issued a Preliminary Fitness Determination that he was not eligible for employment on Department of State Contracts.

Staff at the Edmunds Law Firm filed a Response to SOR that was nearly 40 pages with exhibits.  Attorney Lindsay Bierman argued mitigation and offered evidence to show the allegations were not true, but rather the fault of the accuser.

The government agreed with her Response, finding that the client did indeed meet the contractor employee fitness requirements. The Contractor Review Panel reversed its preliminary fitness determination, meaning the Client was once again eligible for employment on Department of State contracts.

The Edmunds Law Firm has been helping clients around the globe for over 40 years.  Active-Duty Military, Contractors, and Federal Employees trust their careers to Alan Edmunds and his team of Security Clearance Lawyers.  Our Firm can help with any phase of the Security Clearance process, from SF 86 to Security Clearance Appeals. Your livelihood is important, so get the best Security Clearance Attorney out there.  Call us at (800) 481-2526.

Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency
Biloxi, MS
April 2021

Working overnights can be difficult.

Our client received a Statement of Reasons stating Guideline H – Drug Involvement and Substance Misuse and Guideline J – Criminal Conduct. The client was working the graveyard shift while also homeschooling his two children. The client was on prescription medications to help with his sleep deprivation and anxiety. After a particularly stressful week, the client was found unresponsive at his post, transported to a hospital, and accused of abusing prescription drugs. Our client knew he had never abused prescription medication and may have just mixed up his medication with that of his child.

Our team with its 40 years of experience was able to mitigate the Government’s concern and get a favorable decision. Attorney Edumunds is the best Security Clearance Lawyer with the most favorable DOHA decisions.

Call the Edmunds Law Firm at 800.481.2526 and see how we can assist you today!

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
June 2021
San Diego, CA 

One cannot help with whom they fall in love with; but when your partner is from a foreign country it can cause issues in your Security Clearance decision.

Our client received a Statement of Reasons listing Guideline B – Foreign Influence. Our client’s partner was both a citizen and resident of Mexico and their daughter held dual citizenship in both the United States and Mexico. Travel between San Diego and Mexico is a common occurrence with people traveling for both work and leisure. Our legal team was able to mitigate the Government’s concern and prove that our client’s relationship was not a risk to National Security.

Alan Edmunds and the Edmunds Law Firm has over 40 years of experience in Security Clearance with Attorney Edmunds as the Subject Matter Expert in Security Clearance matters. The Edmunds Law Firm can help with your Written Response to Statement of Reasons, Military Upgrade Petition, DOHA Hearings and more! Contact us today and see how we can help you! 800.481.2526.

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U.S. Department of Energy
National Nuclear Security Administration
Arlington Virginia
April 2021

College years can be the best years of one’s young adult life. It is both a time of newfound freedom and exploration, but sometimes the choices we make in our young adult years can be used against us.

Our client knew she had experimented in college with marijuana and upon completion of an internship was offered a Government job. She sought advice from a trusted source on whether to report her usage or not. Deciding not to report her usage on her first e-QIP and then reporting it on an updated e-QIP almost cost the client her career.

She trusted Alan Edmunds of the Edmunds Law Firm to handle her Response to Interrogatories. Mr. Edmunds is a Subject Matter Expert in National Security. The Edmunds Law Firm was able to win the client her clearance.

Whether Active Duty, Contractor or Federal Employee – call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 and see how we can help you!

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Department of Homeland Security
Transportation Security Administration
Arlington, VA
May 2021

The standard for Government employees is a high one. But there is no such thing as a perfect person.

Our client received a Statement of Reasons listing Guideline E – Personal Conduct, Guideline G – Alcohol Consumption, and Guideline J – Criminal Conduct. The client had one instance of Operating Under the Influence (OUI) which caused our client’s license to be suspended. During his suspended driving privileges, the client used his badge to allow a friend to pick him up from a secured area but was accused of driving without a license. In another stroke of bad luck, the client found himself lost in Virginia and headed into D.C. with a registered firearm in a state without reciprocity.   The client knew he would need professional help to mitigate the Government’s concern. He hired the best Security Clearance Lawyer, Alan Edmunds of the Edmunds Law Firm to mitigate the Government’s concerns.

Our client had never been reprimanded on the job before and a series of weird happenstance could have cost him everything he had worked so hard for. The Edmunds Law Firm is the leading firm in favorable DOHA decisions. Give us a call today at 800.481.2526 and see how we can help you!

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
San Diego, CA
March 2021

Breakups can be messy. And in the heat of the moment one bad lapse in judgment could cost you your clearance.

When the client received his Statement of Reasons, he knew that he would need professional help. His SOR detailed an incident involving the mother of his children and a previous girlfriend. The client knew that the incident was not the best representation of his character. A heat of the moment decision almost cost him everything he had worked so diligently to achieve. The client had allegations listed under Guideline D – Sexual Behavior, Guideline E – Personal Conduct and Guideline J – Criminal Conduct. 

Our team with its 40 years of experience was able to mitigate the Government’s concern and get a favorable decision. The client was able to get his clearance back. Do not let a bad breakup cost you your clearance.

Call the Edmunds Law Firm at 800.481.2526 and see how we can assist you today!

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
New Orleans, LA
June 2021

Being the sole provider for a family of five can be quite the task. Add in medical conditions, an ongoing pandemic, and a revocation of security clearance to make for a stressful situation.

Our client received a Statement of Reasons listing Guideline E – Personal Conduct, Guideline F – Financial Considerations and Guideline J – Criminal Conduct. Although the client had a verbal commitment to reduce their hours with their employer due to medical issues, they were then reprimanded for adhering to said schedule. The client also had mounting medical bills that were already on a repayment plan.

The client knew she would need legal counsel. She hired the Edmunds Firm to do her Response to SOR. We were able to prove the client took the appropriate steps with both her employer as well as with her financial obligations. Our firm was able to mitigate the government’s concerns without a Security Clearance Appeal through our detailed legal brief and exhibits we were able to get a favorable decision for our client!

If you have questions or have received a Notice to Revoke your clearance, call the Edmunds Law Firm at 800.481.2526 and see how we can assist you today!

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Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Response to Statement of Reasons
May 2021

Millions of people worldwide have debt, whether it be credit card debt, student loans or medical bills. But debt shouldn’t keep you from the career of your dreams.

Our client came to us with a Statement of Reasons listing Guideline F – Financial Considerations as his reason for his clearance revocation. Our client stretched himself thin trying to provide for his family, while dealing with a lengthy separation from his spouse. The client then found himself going through a divorce where he needed to pay both child support and alimony. It seemed like there would be no end to his debt. Without a security clearance our client could not continue to satisfy any of his agreements regarding the repayment of said debts. That’s when he decided he would need professional help.

The Edmunds Firm was able to mitigate the government’s concerns and prove the client’s efforts to resolve his debts successfully.

Don’t let delinquent debts get in the way of obtaining your dream career with the U.S Government. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 to find out how we can help you.

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Central Intelligence Agency
Guideline E – Personal Conduct
Guideline J – Criminal Conduct
Response to Statement of Reasons
May 2021

Everyone knows that divorces can get messy, but a divorce shouldn’t cost you your security clearance.

The client came to us after losing his security clearance due to a restraining order filed by his estranged wife. The government issued a statement of reasons with Guideline E – Personal Conduct and Guideline J – Criminal Conduct. The client then hired us to do his Response to Statement of Reasons.  Our client knew that his marital issues were no threat to his duties. He hired the Edmunds Firm to prove this.

After working alongside our client and gathering all the evidence, the Edmunds Law Firm was able to prove his worthiness of a security clearance to the government. The government reinstated his security clearance, and our client was able to return to work.

Don’t let a messy divorce cost you your career! Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 with any security clearance needs to find out how we can help you.

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Department of Defense
Defense Legal Service Agency
Guidelines F– Victory from DOHA Hearing
Arlington, VA
April 2021

Sometimes the road to re-employment is not always easy.

When our client received their Statement of Reasons, stating a hefty tax bill as the reason for their clearance denial they decided to let our firm handle the tough work.

With the help of the Edmunds Firm our client was able to show the numerous efforts on her end to satisfy her debts as well as the fact that the circumstances surrounding her financial difficulties were not a threat to national security. Through this response we were able to get our client a favorable decision.

Do not let tax issues keep you from chasing your dream career.

If your security clearance is being jeopardized over a couple of unpaid debts, don’t stress. With over 41 years of experience, the Edmunds Law Firm can help you with any of your security clearance needs. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 800.481.2526 so we can help you fight for your future.

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Department of Defense 
Defense Legal Service Agency
Defense Office of Hearings And Appeals 
Guidelines E, and J– Victory from DOHA Hearing
Arlington, VA
April 2021

Parents want a loving and healthy relationship with their children but what happens when two parents can’t successfully coparent?  It almost cost one parent their security clearance.

Due to the hostile relationship of our client and the mother of his child our client was falsely accused on numerous occasions from 2016 until 2019 of domestic violence, assault, child abuse, and trespassing. Because of the ongoing custody dispute our client’s clearance was suspended, reinstated and then suspended once again. The government issued a Statement of Reasons with allegations under Guideline E – Personal Conduct and Guideline J – Criminal Conduct. 

Rather than facing the daunting task alone, our client retained the Edmunds Law Firm to help him prepare his written Response to Statement of Reasons. After working alongside our client and gathering all the evidence, the Edmunds Law Firm was able to prove his worthiness of a security clearance to the government. The government reinstated his security clearance, and our client was able to return to work.

Don’t let the mistakes of your past affect your future. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 with any security clearance needs to find out how we can help you.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to Statement of Reasons
Guideline E and Guideline F
Shreveport, Louisiana
January 2021

Anybody who has taken one can attest to how tedious and involved a security clearance questionnaire can be, but if you miss even a single detail in a question it could put your security clearance at risk.

A recent client of ours misread an item on her questionnaire, assuming that like many questions it was asking about recent issues when in fact it said “ever”. Under her mistaken assumption she answered “No”, and when she eventually received a Statement of Reasons it included allegations under Guideline E: Personal Conduct for her failure to disclose the past issue. The SOR also included allegations under Guideline F: Financial Considerations for some debts she had.

Wanting to make sure she didn’t miss anything else, she came to the Edmunds Law Firm for help with her Response to SOR. The debts were under control and being taken care of, which we showed in the response. Drawing on over 40 years of experience, our attorneys also explained how the mistake on her questionnaire was just that, a mistake, and not an attempt to hide anything from the government. With the issues cleared up and her security clearance reinstated she was able to return to work.

We all make mistakes, but don’t let them cost you your security clearance. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 and find out how we can help you!

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline E
San Antonio, Texas
January 2021

Harmless pranks aren’t always so harmless when they happen at work, in fact, they could put your security clearance in jeopardy.

A client of ours found this out firsthand when a simple joke ultimately led to him being judged to no longer meet his job standards and receiving a Statement of Reasons. He noticed one day that a coworker had left his computer unlocked when he left his desk. Knowing that computer security is important in their job, our client decided to give his coworker a little reminder to lock his computer when he went away from it by Google searching a picture of the actor David Hasselhoff and setting it as the computer’s background.

The Statement of Reasons he later received had allegations under Guideline E: Personal Conduct related to the incident. He knew he needed to take this seriously, and so came to The Edmunds Law Firm for help with his Response to SOR. Under the guidance of the country’s leading security clearance lawyer, our attorneys explained in the response that our client had been disciplined and learned his lesson from the incident. While it may have been misguided, it did not reflect poorly on his ability to hold a security clearance, and he had numerous recommendations attesting to his good character. With his security clearance restored, he was able to return to serving his country.

Don’t let a seemingly innocent joke get out of hand and put your security clearance at risk. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 and find out how we can help you!

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Victory from DOHA Hearing
Guideline B
Salt Lake City, Utah
December 2020

When you find success there can be a lot of pressure to share the rewards, but be careful that kindness doesn’t cost you your security clearance.

A client of ours was born in Pakistan. His father worked extremely hard to improve the family’s social and economic situation, eventually becoming able to bring the family to the United States. Through education and hard work, our client found success working with a government contractor. As the eldest son, he was expected to support the family, and did so by helping his nephew start his own company and occasionally sending money back to Pakistan. Unfortunately, these ties led to him getting a Statement of Reasons with allegations under Guideline B: Foreign Influence.

He came to the Edmunds Law Firm for help addressing these allegations. We clarified in the response to SOR that he was not seriously involved with his nephew’s company, in fact it had been dissolved entirely, and the money he had sent to family was inconsequential. But the government wanted more, so we went forward to a DOHA Hearing. At the hearing, our firm’s founder Attorney Edmunds drew on over 40 years of experience to show that our client’s ties to Pakistan were minimal and did not make him a security risk. With his case judged favorably, our client was able to continue living the American dream.

Helping your family doesn’t have to mean the loss of your security clearance. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 and find out how we can help you!

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to Statement of Reasons
Guidelines G, I, and J
San Diego, California
December 2020

Sometimes it can take a big mistake for you to take stock and improve your situation, but once do, could owning up to the mistake lead to you losing your security clearance?

While going through a divorce, a recent client of ours struggled with drinking problems and depression. After receiving a DUI he self-reported the incident and was referred for counseling. Although he did not complete the counseling he was referred to, he did find a new support structure that helped him get his mental state and drinking under control. Despite his improvement, he eventually received a Statement of Reasons with allegations under Guideline G: Alcohol Consumption, Guideline I: Psychological Conditions, and Guideline J: Criminal Conduct.

He came to the Edmunds Law Firm for help with his response to SOR. Our attorneys, drawing on over 40 years of experience with security clearance matters, showed that our client had taken responsibility and bettered himself, even if it wasn’t through the means recommended to him. The behavior that had raised the security concerns was a thing of the past. With his security clearance restored he was able to return to work and recovery.

Don’t let your worst moments define you, or cost you your security clearance. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 and find out how we can help you!

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to Statement of Reasons
Guideline K
West Haven, Utah
December 2020

When you’re under stress, shortcuts can seem especially appealing. If the stress gets to you and you take one, could it cost you your security clearance?

A recent client of ours had a long career with the Air Force. During an interview for her civilian job on base she admitted that she had on occasion improperly removed or disclosed classified information. On reflection after the interview, she realized that on several of the admissions she made, the information was not actually classified. Nevertheless, she soon received a Statement of Reasons with allegations under Guideline K: Handling Protected Information.

Not wanting to make the same mistake again, she came to the Edmunds Law Firm for help with her response to SOR. Our attorneys, led by the country’s leading security clearance lawyer, clarified those mistakes in her response. We also showed that those times she had improperly removed information were essentially in order to study, a mistake brought on by a combination of stress and a desire to serve to the best of her ability, and not one she was going to commit again. With her security clearance reinstated, our client was able to return to her decorated career with the U.S. military.

Learn from your mistakes, but don’t let them lose you your security clearance. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 and find out how we can help you!

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Victory from DOHA Hearing
Guidelines B and F
Hurst, Texas
November 2020

No matter how hard you work, sometimes life can get in the way. But could you lose your security clearance while you catch back up?

A client of ours was born and educated in Sudan. Like so many, he sought a better life for his family by moving to the United States. He worked hard as a contract linguist in support of the U.S. Army in Iraq, and a taxi driver between contracts. He was able to support his children’s education, but after having to undergo a series of surgeries and a downturn in taxi work with the rise of ride-sharing services, he fell into debt. He eventually received a Statement of Reasons with allegations under Guideline B: Foreign Influence related to his family in Sudan, and Guideline F: Financial Considerations for the debts.

Knowing that his family wasn’t a security risk and that he would be able to pay off the debts, he explained that in his Response to SOR. His explanations were not judged to be satisfactory and he decided he needed help moving forward. He came to the Edmunds Law Firm, led by the country’s leading security clearance lawyer. At the DOHA Hearing, we showed that he had little contact with his Sudanese family, who were largely elderly and invalid, and that his debts were either resolved or being paid off. With his security clearance restored, he was able to return to his fulfilling work with the U.S. government.

Don’t let circumstances outside of your control cost you your security clearance. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 and find out how we can help you!

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Victory from DOHA Hearing
Guideline F
Arlington, Virginia
November 2020

Parents are always making sacrifices for their children, but what do you do when the cost of that sacrifice is your security clearance?

Our recent client fell into debt when the death of his ex-wife meant he became a single parent and had to move houses. He moved again so his son could be in a better situation and closer to family, but that move came with less secure and lucrative employment for our client. He began to fall behind on the debt and ran into health problems. Thankfully, he was able pick himself up and find suitable employment with a government contractor, but his debts meant he was presented with a Statement of Reasons with allegations under Guideline F: Financial Considerations.

Not wanting to risk his newfound stability, he came to the Edmunds Law Firm for help with his response to Statement of Reasons. We were able to argue that he either had resolved or was attempting to resolve the debts, but the attempts were apparently not enough. Our client stuck with us as we moved forward to a DOHA hearing. Our firm’s founder and the country’s leading security clearance lawyer, Attorney Edmunds, showed at the hearing that our client was responsible and trustworthy, having fallen into debt through no fault of his own and settling them as soon as he was able. With his security clearance reinstated, he returned to the meaningful work he had found.

Don’t let the cost of doing the right things for your family be your security clearance. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 and find out how we can help you!

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to Statement of Reasons
Guideline G, I, and J
Carlsbad, California
November 2020

We all occasionally hit stumbling blocks in our lives and careers, but for how long should those hardships keep you from getting back on track?

A recent client of ours had a history of alcohol misuse and a diagnosis of generalized anxiety. Both of these conditions were under control, she had been sober for over a year and had either completed or was in counseling for her alcohol dependence and anxiety. Knowing she shouldn’t hide this from her employer, she admitted to an OPM investigator the status of her sobriety, mental health, and a past abusive relationship. Following this she completed a DOD CAF medical evaluation and was eventually presented with a Statement of Reasons with allegations under Guideline G: Alcohol Consumption, Guideline I: Psychological Conditions, and Guideline J: Criminal Conduct.

While she knew her past didn’t make her a security risk, she also knew that these allegations were serious, so she came to the Edmunds Law Firm for help with her Response to SOR. Drawing on decades of experience, our attorneys showed in the response that our client had addressed her alcohol misuse and mental health issues. She had removed herself and her child from an abusive environment, and gotten her life back on track, including by finding employment with the government. With her security clearance restored, she was able to move forward.

Don’t let your life and career be pulled off track. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 and find out how we can help you!

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Victory from DOHA Hearing
Guideline B
San Diego, California
November 2020

As we enter the holiday season, many of us are reaching out to and catching up with family. But, if your family happens to be in another country, could that phone call put your security clearance at risk?

Our recent client was born to Taiwanese parents in the United States, but raised in Taiwan. When he realized his career opportunities would be better in the U.S., he came here to pursue a PhD. While the birth of his son cut short his degree, he was able to find fulfilling employment with a defense contractor. However, he was soon presented with a Statement of Reasons under Guideline B: Foreign Influence with allegations about his family and financial interests Taiwan.

He came to the Edmunds Law Firm for help with his response to SOR. Our attorneys clarified in the response that the financial interests were no longer relevant, and the contact he had with his family was casual. When these arguments were deemed to not be enough, we moved forward to a DOHA Hearing. Attorney Edmunds, the country’s leading security clearance lawyer, was able to show at the hearing that the financial interests had been moved and the contact with his family was minimal and did not pose a security risk. With the DOHA hearing ruled in our client’s favor, he was able to return to his new career.

Don’t let checking in with your family, even if they happen to live in another country, cost you your security clearance. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 and find out how we can help you!

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to Statement of Reasons
Guideline G
San Diego, California
November 2020

It’s important to take responsibility for your mistakes, but sometimes admitting the mistake isn’t enough.  What should you do if your admission leads to the loss of your security clearance?

A recent client of ours brought his new RV on base after taking it on its inaugural camping trip. Unfortunately, he had left a few unopened beers in the backseat. On realizing that he had brought alcohol on base, he immediately reported it to his Supervisor and moved the vehicle. The incident led to a medical evaluation based on his alcohol use and ultimately a Statement of Reasons under Guideline G: Alcohol Consumption.

Not wanting to let this incident mar his long and decorated career with the military, he came to the Edmunds Law Firm for help with his Response to the SOR. Drawing on decades of experience with security clearance issues, we were able to show that while our client admitted to having issues with alcohol use in the past, he took responsibility and sought treatment. Having proven that the alcohol use did not impact his work and did not make him a security concern, his security clearance was reinstated.

Please drink responsibly. Alcohol misuse is a serious issue, but it doesn’t always need to cost you your security clearance. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 and find out how we can help you!

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